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. don, so if a tsunami was generated here, we will know rather shortly how bad, how big and whether it has arrived on the coast in just a few minutes here. and we'll keep you posted. >> we all remember what happened back on march 11th, it was the earthquake and then the tsunami that damaged so much of japan and the nuclear power plant. it was evacuated for a time earlier. we're hearing now the workers had been let back in. do you have information on that? >> that's the thing. we've had these 7.0s where we have the big scare. a lot of folks not knowing when you feel the earthquake, you really aren't sure if it's a 7.0, is it an 8.0? the folks in and around the plant will take the precautions and evacuate. if we're getting word they're letting them back in, i think we are looking pretty good here along the coast. >> ivan, stay on top of that for us. as he was speaking, we did see video coming from nhk there in japan. we want to go now to dale grant with the usgs. he joins us now from golden, california tonight. listen, sir, as we look at this video and you see the shaking there and yo
ivan cabrera saying that this is an aftershock from the march 11th quake. this is a big hit even though. >> yes. this actually is one -- well, it is the largest aftershock since the 9.0, and there were a few 7.0s at that time, but since that time, this is the biggest quake that has occurred in the aftershock zone. it has been felt all of the way north in aomori to south of tokyo and it is widely felt. >> so, listen, you are in golden, colorado, tonight, and as we watch the possibility of a tsunami, there was a warning there, and we saw what happened when on march 11th, when there was an earthquake and all of the sudden, this wall of water slams into the coast of japan and took out so much, so many cities there. when might we know if or the possibility of something happening from this not that severe, but when might we know something? >> actually, since tsunamis travel at 450 miles an hour, if one would have occurred, it would have already been known by now. >> okay. so, as we look at this though, and all of the buildings there that are really still damaged and all of the infrastructure,
is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years. if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we're going to make significant cuts in domestic spending. and i have already said i'm willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we've already cut from defense spending we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending. and that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student loan or the senior citizen or, you know, people -- veterans who are trying to get by on a disability check, even as we'
'm don lemon. we'll start with breaking news tonight. we're starting with two big news stories. the first one, a roadblock tonight in negotiations over the nation's debt. the president and the house speaker both making statements in just the past hour. we're going to tell you what they said. also an earthquake, a powerful one has hit japan. a tsunami warning has been issued and that's where we're going to start right now. the japanese coast that has just hit the hardest by the earthquake earlier this year is under a tsunami warning at this hour. it is a magnitude 67 quake. it struck off the coast just about an hour ago felt as far as away as tokyo. we're going to join to our meet yolgs vimpb ca brar. is this an aftershock? >> absolutely. it's a 7.0. this is an automatic thing that they do here in japan. when you get a 7.0, approximately 100 miles east of the coast, it was strong enough or it could trigger an earthquake in the united states. we think of it assay you have a tornado warning as a result of a doppler indicated cell. we don't know if the tornado is on the ground. same thing her
temperature. and when you pile on the humidity, it's a huge difference maker. the big question people have is, when is this going to end? when can we expect some relief? the changes are going to come. we're going to see a lot of the temperatures begin to revert back to where they should be this time of year, into the 70s, the 80s, and some places in the 90s. but that's going to feel better than what you're going to get today. 99 will be your high, expected in new york today. 98 in boston. 102 in our nation's capital. 90s in chicago, back into kansas city, 100 in dallas. and the heat continues into the front range of rockies, the central rockies, and even back to the great basin. the big changes we're going to see, from the highs in the 100s and upper 90s, will come from the big dome of high pressure we've had, that's been over at least half the nation. we'll see this big ridge begin to break down. and when it breaks down, it will create a void, and then a frontal boundary will replace it. it's not going to be frigid, but it will take an edge off that heat in places like boston, chicago, and p
, no. now's the time to go big. get thing done for good. here he was, the president just this morning. >> i will not sign a 30 day or a 60 day or a 90-day extension. that's not an septemberabaccept approach. if it's hard now, how are the guys going to be thinking six months from now in the middle of an election season when they're all up. it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the band aid, eat our peas. now's the time to do it. if not now, when? >> brianna at the white house. bring us up to date. are the high stakes talks happening right this very second? >> as we understand it, brooke, these meetings continue here at the white house. president obama with top democrats and republicans in congress. you heard the tone that the president was striking there, like a parent trying to get two kids to share. he's been saying he's bending over backwards, giving up a lot and republicans are not. of course, that is his side of the story. if you were to think of him, he has a favorite child in all of this, right? the democrats. that's his par
to bring in white house correspondent, and from cnn money. go big or go home. what is the republican push back? >> reporter: we're going to be finding out very shortly because house speaker john boehner will take to the cameras at 1:30 eastern essentially in the rebuttal to the news conference from the president earlier today. but the push back for republicans has been tax increases. you have republicans who have insisted on no tax increases, and democrats that insisted if there will be spending cuts, to achieve trillions of dollars in deficit savings. they don't want to abandon -- if there are going to be cuts to programs that are huge, they want to be able to say we pushed for sacrifices from wealthy americans and corporations. they are trying to strike kind of a just right agreement. because on one hand, you have a lot of republicans, and many of them who were swept into power in the last election saying we're going to cut spending and make government smaller, so the idea of tax increases, and certainly this is something a lot of them literally pledged they will not do, randi, it would
people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
enough to get a compromise and to get it through both houses. that remains a big question this afternoon, and -- and it doesn't seem like we've got a clear answer on really where that goes yet. >> all right. let's get out of the beltway for a second here, kate, because we've got a poll today showing 62% of americans now favor raising the debt ceiling one way or another, either with or without debt reduction. got a block of senate republicans accepting higher revenues, ie taxes, as part of tax reduction. are these holdout house republicans becoming more isolated, and are they begin to feel the heat to compromise here? >> reporter: it's hard to say. we've talked to some very conservative republicans about that, and they stand very firmly in their belief that they do not think this a tax increase should be part of any debt deal because they don't think that it's good for the economy, and they say many of them were elected in 2010 really basically on this point, that they need to get the country's fiscal house in order and not continue spending, spending, spending, that they should be reduci
the votes to pass the harry reid plan in the united states senate. now this is not that big a surprise. in fact, we always knew he was going to have problems passing the bill. however, the wrinkle comes when the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell puts out a letter just a little while ago essentially telling the world that he had 43 republicans assigned on opposing senator reid's bill. you see it, part of the text, given the nation's enormous future spending challenges, it will be irresponsible to gift president this unprecedented additional borrowing authority without requiring the enactment of significant spending reductions and reforms. so 43 republicans say they will not vote for the bill as it is written. and mccain -- i'm sorry, mcconnell is pressing this point by saying he would like to see a vote now on the senate floor. but republicans would like a little time to work on the language and perhaps scare up some more support. let's listen to what mcconnell said a little while ago on the senate floor. >> so we have the astonishing development here that my good friend, the maj
that window was big enough and right in time for the shuttle to take off today. >> chad, same kind of rules apply, weather standards for the landing that's coming in 12 days? >> a little bit even -- i would say a little bit more conditional on the rain factor because it's a bigger circle. right now all we had to do was shoot this thing straight up. when we land this thing it has to be very dry. you can't have showers around it. think of a dry day in florida in the summertime. you have to go up edwards, one time to white sands but you cannot fly the shuttle because it's screaming hot. thousands of degrees, you can't bly that through a rain shower. the criteria more tense, harder to get through to land this thing back here at kennedy, but they have a big time -- they're going to have a big-time party when this thing finally does come back here. >> chad myers, appreciate that breakdown. good to see you, as always. thanks to our john zarrella. eight minutes past the hour. >>> sound effect is the u.s. labor market sputtering to a virtual standstill. as you know by now, the economy added just 18,
: it is a huge moment for u.s. women's soccer. can they beat back france today? that is the big question. you know what? so many people around the world, as well as people watching them in germany, are actually rooting and cheering for the u.s. they are the favorites to win the world cup. i mean, they just had an incredible performance. you know? here you see them practicing. they had this incredible match against brazil and in the last minute, they scored a goal and then ended up winning on penalty shoot-outs. everyone is still buzzing about how i credible it was. so the question is can they pull it off today? and what many people are saying is that they have got the fitness, they have got the never say die attitude and they hope that they can manage it today. you know, they are very fit and the french have to work their da derrieres off today. >> i think they all will be working their derrieres off. what do you think? you've been watching this closely. >> you've got germany out. that was a huge team and the favorites to win the competition in germany. they got booted out. the brazilians, a
a chance to swim with a really big shark in the waters off palm beach. a captain who owns a local dive company says it's only the fifth whale shark he's seen in 20 years. they're called whale sharks because of, well, the size. they only heat plankton and not people. thank goodness! >>> and, hey, there, everybody! welcome to this cnn saturday morning. take a look at what we're watching this morning. another royal wedding! yes. it's not just over in england. we're keeping an eye on royal weddings. this is a live picture happening right now. and who you're seeing right now, right there is prince albert of monaco. he's having a big ceremony right now, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. this is ceremony ii. the smaller one was yesterday. the big one is today and all of monaco is invited. we have got a shot of the bride, that i have seen this morning, and you know what, just in time, they switched over. and i'll let you see a picture of the bride as well. there she is, who is now her serene highness after a civil ceremony yesterday. but, again, today is the big reli
this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
aren't paying as much attention to it, but it has big news over in the uk. hugh grant among a lot of people who say their phones were hacked by journalists. richard, you talked to him, what did he say? >> reporter: it's interesting, you say. the scandal is large, it's growing. the british government today said that there would be a public inquiry when the police are finished investigating. rupert murdoch, who owns the newspaper, by the way, it's this newspaper we're talking about, it's call "the news of the world," the normal rumor and gossip all dressed up with scantily clad ladies. when they started wholesale hacking of voice mail, it went into a different league. particularly, it was celebrities, it was stars, and now it's being dead murdered girl's voice mails and the patient parents of bomb victims and the like. when i talked to hugh earlier today, he said it's time to stop, it's time to say these newspapers, enough is enough. >> well, it began with just personal grievance, because i was a victim of phone hacking. and then i had this extraordinary piece of luck, where i ran i
his bid for re-election as attorney general of ohio. there he was a credit of big banks in general and mass foreclosures, and he had a winning streak on a game show. what is the consumer financial protection bureau? it aims to put a stop to predatory lending. it will keep an eye on credit card fees and student loans and keep an ear on consumer complaints. because a whole lot of centers don't like the bureau, the confirmation could be, dare i say, in jeopardy. dan, tell us first why this nomination is not going to elizabeth warren? >> reporter: well, certainly the white house saw her as somebody that could set up the agency and had hoped that she was the person who could potentially lead the agency, but as you pointed out this was somebody who was controversial and ran up against conservatives that would not support her nomination. and one official telling me republicans in congress made clear that they don't support the agency, and they would block all efforts to confirm elizabeth warren as the permanent director. while she was somebody that essentially invented this agency, got it
big development. this is the first member of the key negotiators in these debt talks has come out publicly to say he is on board. this coming from senate majority leader harry reid. the top democrat in the senate. a statement we just received from his office says senator reid has signed off on the debt ceiling agreement pending caucus approval. of course, pending caucus approval means pending -- getting the same sign-off from his fellow democrats. that, of course, leads me to believe he will probably be having a caucus meeting or at least some kind of conference call with his members at some point soon to discuss this with them. but this is a major development. because as we know, we were just talking yesterday, this is the same man who came back from a meeting at the white house with the president, seeming very pessimistic about the prospects of a deal. today we heard him speak cautiously optimistic as he said. now we have for the first time one of the key negotiators publicly coming out to say that he has signed on to these -- to the debt ceiling agreement. of course, we need to
. it unfortunately happened in this situation, in this place, we're never hoping for a big, destructive system, but when there's the possibility of it bringing some heavy rainfall to places that desperately need it, you want it to happen. in this case, it did not. however, there is the possibility that we may see some development of a different system out in the atlantic. we're going to watch it. it's still days away from affecting anyone at all, and it may not happen at all, but we're still going to watch it for you very carefully. another thing we're watching that is dangerous potentially is the heat. the heat is still relentless across parts of the central plains and back in the midwest. also the northern half of the map, western great lakes, upper midwest, there is going to be a chance that we have some severe storms developing later in the day. severe thunderstorms, deadly lightning a possibility, large hail, maybe even some tornadoes late in the afternoon hours, perhaps even into the early evening. but heat is going to be the major thing that's going to be dangerous for people today. dal
in my book, they are too big, too corrupt, too destructive, too powerful. here in the u.s., there are basically five media companies that own almost all media. and in the uk, it's no different. rupert murdoch and his company simply had too much power. that's why we're seeing high ranking people, even prime ministers, even the head of scotland yard, tied up with this. they had so much power, they had to be kowtowed too. >> lisa bloom, we appreciate that. thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> this scandal is reaching deep now into rupert murdoch's inner circle, and you can be sure that the man at the top is feeling the pressure. murdoch has ads running in seven british papers through monday saying, quote, we are sorry for the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." the popular tabloid he just shut down. and here's what he said in his own words. the scandal is widening to another murdoch paper, "the sunday times," and now even the fbi is opening an investigation. the allegations, hacking the personal phones of public figures, and the not so public, from murder vi
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. that is going to be a big hot topic of political conversation well. eric cantor and john boehner and people issuing press releases the president needs to do more and shows a failure of leadership at the white house. see what the white house has to say later about it. >> the unemployment rate tick up slightly to 9.2%. >> that's going to do it for us. >>> "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. >>> christine, don't go far. we are talking about the disappointing news on the jobs front. >> i won't. >>> labor department reporting only 18,000 jobs were added in june. that is much worse than economists readdicted. of course, those live pictures we can't get enough of. the shuttle is fueled and the crew is suited up but the weather could still cancel today's historic law firm. we are live at kennedy space center hoping that it will take off in time. >>> an arrest in the huge hacking scandal in britain. the news that the world's former editor and the prime minister's former aide. >>> like we told you, we want to start with the jobless numbers. our christine romans, once again, back with
heated yesterday between obama and eric cantor. while they bicker, the big three credit rating agencies are warning the aaa bond status could be at risk. the debt ceiling deadline, as you may know, is august 2nd, but the president set tomorrow for the deadline to see if a grand bargain is possible, if not a bare bones bargain. if not, payments to critters, bill payments, you name it, there is not enough income to cover all that. every month we come up $125 billion short. if we cannot borrow to bridge the cap, 40% of the monthly obligations could not be paid, and that could include social security checks due to go out on august 3rd. the stakes we just laid out are monumental, so both sides have to give ground and risk their jobs for the good of the country. what is so hard about that, right? joining me with their insights on conflict resolution are cnn contributor, pete dominic, and family law attorney, mrs. winestein. what does it take for two entrenched parties to agree on a deal that both need? >> well, you know, the obvious is that you take the emotion out of the room and you try to
the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: of course, taxes remains the big sticking point. the president, though, insisting that nothing would change before 2013 so it would not happen during a difficult economic environment, but house speaker john boehner saying that there's no reason to raise taxes in order to control spending. he believes the best way to get revenue is by improving the overall economy by creating jobs. he says he is willing to get a deal done with democrats and the white house, but, in his words, it takes two to tango and they are not there yet. >> dan lothian at the white house, thanks. >>> the debt crisis overseas sending a chill through wall street this morning. less than half hour before the opening bell, u.s. stocks may be headed for another rough day. ali velshi is joining us live from new york. ali, what does it mean? >> well, you know, first of all, futures seem to be leveling out a little bit, kyra. a couple of things going on here. one as dan was just saying, we just heard from the treasury secretary who is making a speech and he says he is expecting a deal
's right. you know, the big point of contention yesterday was with house majority leader eric cantor pushing for this short-term deal or a series of short-term deals. the president, according to democratic sources familiar with the talks, made it clear that that is something he does not support and something he would veto. the president has, for the last few days, and certainly weeks as well, been pushing for the biggest deal possible where it it seemed to get some support. of late, it has not. the president believing if you start talking about the short-term deals, you run into the political season where you negotiate the things all over again. if you can't get this done now, how will you get this done in the thick of the political season? tense discussions yesterday. the president agitated and believing that republicans are using the debt talks to make political points. the president making the point, according to those inside the meeting, that this kind of atmosphere just confirms some of the worst fears that americans have about the way washington works. >> well, yeah. the way wa
for wealthier americans. that's the reason john boehner says the talks have broken down on the big deal. the white house pushing back saying that boehner had initially agreed to tax increases as part of a deal. where does it go from here? the white house saying that the president still at that meeting today will be pushing for that big deal because they don't believe this is the time to back down. but no doubt, the latest developments will put a great amount of pressure on these talks this evening. >> there has been some compromise. why though might that not be enough to kind of put things back on track? >> reporter: that's right. the compromise you're talking about there, at one point the democrats and president in particular had said that social security and medicare would not be part of this overall deal but in recent weeks the president has been warming up to the idea and putting social security and medicare on the table. but there's been a lot of pressure from the left from liberal democrats who don't believe that some of the hardest working americans should be paying the price whi
to judgment. but clearly and admittedly the d.a. has big problems with this case, fred. >> susan, what has strauss-kahn been doing now that his house arrest, so to speak, is over? has he left the premises? have you seen anything about what his day-to-day is now going to be like? >> reporter: well, it's become a real media scene as it has been from the start. you can see over my shoulder a ring of photographers. that was prompted because a little while ago, someone went inside. and so the thought is, maybe they'll be leaving. there's certainly no reason for them to live in this location anymore now that he's been released on his own recognizance. he doesn't have his passport back. but he can move about the city and move about as long as he makes sure he's back for his next court case. we saw a busload of senior citizens snapping photos as they passed by this very short street. we know he went out for dinner last night. he and his wife went out to a restaurant to have dinner and cameras, of course, pictured him when he came back in. but certainly his legal team and sources have said, perhaps
. the big question today is, will they be looking at that medium-sized deal and will they have enough details to get something done? there is not a lot of certainty that they can cut that big deal. the president has said he cannot cut a short-term deal. they have to have a deal. there is a lot of uncertainty right now. it is all very unstable, very much up in the air. everybody is playing for their negotiating position right now. the president is using the leverage he has to keep up as much pressure as he can. >> jessica, i am sure you will be answering that question from that. >> john king is here. it is interesting. the president is going to be in the briefing room. he is out of the east room where there would be a dramatic announcement. this is just sort of a surprise in the middle of these tough negotiations. he has decided to go public to try to put pressure on us. >> i am not surprised. i find it interesting that before they go pack back to mee 2:00 in the afternoon, he is coming out of here to talk about the state of play. the president can go directly to the american people an
in iowa. she basically kicked off her bus tour in iowa today. so this is going to be a big deal for her and her supporters who are here. and later she's going to be going to an iowa cubs baseball game and talk to supporters and voters there as well. >> so she's on a bus tour, is it all iowa all the time this weekend? where is she going? apparently shannon can't hear me, we'll get back to shannon travis, he's reporteding for us live in iowa. >>> a political note for you, the presidential seal fell off the white house limousine this weekend while he was on his way to the airport. a philly police officer found the seal alongside route 76, he returned to the secret schlts. >>> closing arguments set to begin tomorrow in the murder case that has millions watching. what you can expect. the lawyers to say and what our legal expert thinks of the verdicts, we'll have that for you straight ahead. >>> also more on dominique strauss-kahn and the case against him that seems to be unraveling. is he a guilty man or is he a victim here? we're asking our expert. >>> and the royal wedding that took place
other big stories we've got going on today, one of them being casey anthony will walk out of jail a free woman in six days. now, you hear that, and think back to 48 hours ago. it was at this time tuesday that casey anthony was facing the possibility of life in prison, maybe even facing the death penalty. what a difference 48 hours makes, because today she is counting the days until she walks out of the jail a free woman. she is counting down to six. you know by now, casey anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee, but convicted on four counts of lying to investigators. just before sentencing, the deceives tried and failed to reduce down to one. here are the four counts. lying about working at university studios, liking about caylee being with a nanny, the fick tick zanny you heard solve about. and lying about speaking to caylee on the phone. this morning, the judge melvin perry gave her the maximum to each of those counts. >> i will sentence you to one year in the orange county jail, xwokting a $1,000 fine on each count all four counts to run consecutive to each o
.m. this meeting last night came after word of a potential deal and a pretty big deal after word of a potential deal really stole the headlines yesterday afternoon and overnight. this would be, as i said, a pretty big deal. $3 trillion in deficit savings over ten years. and we only have a rough sketch of it. what is interesting, don, as you said, the white house is shooting this down. they say there is no deal. we heard jay carney shoot this down yesterday. the speaker's office is saying there is no deal but we have from congressional sources who are speaking on anonymity there is a framework. at 10:00 a.m. we will detail what the sources are telling us is in this potential agreement. >> only 10 1/2 days. thank you very much. we will be coming back to you throughout the day. >>> among an already crowded field of gop presidential candidates, a new cnn/orc poll suggests that texas governor rick perry may want to throw his hat into the ring too. mr. paul steinhauser joins us live from washington. >> rick perry is thinking about jumping into the white house and could do it. stay tuned on that. the
. in fact murdock's empire is so big, i, myself, i remember when -- >> my question to you, mr. mcmullen, if we can stick to this -- because i know that you and hue grant -- >> i was by murdock. again, little sympathy for stars who take the money for a 20th century fox picture. >> mr. mcmullen can you hear me? >> analyzing their private life, it hasn't caused change. this week, laughingly, but when hugh grant turned me over in the same way that i had -- >> producers, can we stop this, please? yes, i would like him to be able to hear me, so we're going to bring him back after the break, because he's not answering my questions, that's paul mcmillan who's a former news of the world reporter, he says that that type of behavior has been condoned and encouraged at his newspaper and others. when we can hear me we'll bring him back right after the break. >>> a kentucky woman is told to stop speaking in court and goes after the judge, it's all caught on camera, you're going to see how it all played out. and if you haven't heard of southern california's one of the major highways is shut down
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing from the great recession. and it's going to require both sides to compromise. >> cnn dan lothian is at the white house right now. dan, bipartisan talks fell apart yesterday. what was the breaking point. >> the breaking point really was republicans, in particular house republicans, speaker john boehner saying democrats and the president continued pushing for tax increases as part of any deal. as you know, this white house, the president, has been talking about wealthier americans needing to bear some of the burden here and looking at how you can shave back some of the breaks and loopholes that wealthy americans receive. so boehner walking away from the discussions now looking at perhaps some sort of a smaller deal. but the white house saying that the president still wants to move forward with this ambitious plan of cutting the deficit by up to $4 trillion, saying that as you heard secre
. one of the things that they're considering is blocking this big deal, takeover bid by rupert murdoch of british sky here. people don't want to see that deal go through, kyra. >> we'll continue to follow that story. i have a feeling a lot more is going to break, it's just starting to unfold. zain, thanks. >>> trying to broker a deal. in less than two hours from now, he will turn to the public with a news conference. dei dan lothian joins us from the white house. >> reporter: medicare and social security they don't want touched by this deal and on the other side, republicans are saying no tax hikes at all. you're seeing the president using his bully pulpit, if you will, for the second time now in as many weeks, the president holding a press conference, a chance to try to get both sides to sit down and hammer out an agreement and spell out what the consequences will be if that debt ceiling isn't raised by august 2nd. the president, aides tell me, will continue to push for what's being called that bigger deal, up to $4 trillion in spending cuts and also tax hikes. the reason for that is
,000 and up to one year in jail. >> 4,000 bucks, right. >> oh, my gosh. everything's big in texas. >> and a year in jail. unbelievable. >> you can catch our legal guys every saturday noon eastern right here in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the u.s. is withholding $800 million in aid to pakistan. president obama's chief of staff confirmed the move today. william daley says pakistan has, quote, taken some steps that have given us reason to pause, end quote. the pakistani military tells cnn it has not been officially informed that aid from washington is being withheld. >>> with the final edition of britain's popular tabloid "news of the world" on stands, rupert murdoch is hoping to limit the damage to his media empire. murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed "news of the world" after reports the newspaper hacked the phone of a missing teenager who was later found dead. >>> in india 13 cars in a packed train jumped the tracks today. rescue officials confirm 28 deaths already and say that number will likely rise as they s
, carmageddon is what they're calling it. now, it might not sound like a big deal to you that a freeway is shut down, but this is not just any freeway. we will take you there for what is sure to be an interesting weekend in l.a. >>> also, an ipad 2 for $69. sears was offering that deal yesterday. today, they're offering an apology. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but let's now turn to the 405 freeway. the infamous 405 in los angeles. it is shut down this weekend. and you might be thinking, if you're not familiar with the area, big deal, freeway's shut down for construction. but think, folks, what if you are in new york and they shut down the brooklyn queens expressway? what if you're in chicago and they shut down the dan ryan? what if you're in atlanta, they shut down 75/85. you're in the bay area and they shut down highway 80 over the bay bridge? that's what we're talking about. this is how important 405 is. 500,000 drivers go on to the 405 every single weekend, but this weekend,s is not an option. the construction work is supposed to be do
a moment ago, l.a. is gearing up for gridlock. you might be thinking, well, what's the big deal? it's l.a. they are used to gridlock on their highways. but this is different. they are calling it carmageddon, and it's set to begin soon. but first, let me give you a update on where we are with the debt negotiations going on in washington, d.c. at 4:15, that's a little more this an hour from now, the talks are set to resume right there at the white house. now, it was this time yesterday we told you that these talks were getting a bit testy. the two sides, why not be getting testy, are under pressure of an august 2nd deadline to get a deal to raise the debt ceiling or risk a u.s. government default on its bills. well, last evening we are told things became even more testy, extremely heated. we'll get to more on that in just a moment, but first an extremely urgent call within the past half hour from the treasury secretary himself. take a listen. >> the eyes of the country are on us, and the eyes of the world are on us, and we need to make sure we stand together and send a definitive signal t
a big jump in income, but the extra money coming in didn't mean approval. >> the reason i was told that i was declined, because too big of a disparity between my 2009 and 2010 income. >> the bank is looking for steady income flow, and that self-employed person cannot show that now. >> when the housing market went bust, lenders pulled back, over compensating and tightening their lending standards. in fact in today's market almost a quarter of all mortgage applications are denied. >> we were too lenient in the early 2000s, and too tight right now, and we need to find somewhere in the middle. >> do you think at some point you will give up and not go through this? >> yeah, that entered my mind a couple times. >> as for the lender, prosperity mortgage says privacy laws dictate we protect the personal information of all individuals so we are unable to comment on the specific case. but the story ends well, they found another lender to give them a loan. but you need to be prepared to work through a difficult process. alison, we heard donovan say it should be easier for folks buying a home.
for nasa and the united states. sometimes it takes the big think from above and we will see if this government weighs in too. >> interesting fact. the president who signed off on the idea of the shuttle. >> who? >> who saw the model? president nixon. a long time ago. >> almost. >> >>> that does it for us. for now, kyra phillips takes over with "cnn newsroom." >> good morning. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm kyra phillips. >>> a tough wait for casey anthony and everyone invested in her murder trial. she is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. the jury beginning second day of deliberations. >>> former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn facing a you new complaint. a writer says he tried to rape her eight years ago. her lawyer is following the charge with prosecutors. >>> senate back in session after the holiday weekend. top of the agenda? the jet ceiling deadlock. the treasury due to run out of money in less than a month. >>> we begin this morning, it's been more than 30 hours in shark-infested water. coast guard crews and mexic
. we saw this yesterday ahead of the briefing. pushing support for this gang of six plan and it's a big one, kiran. that would include $500 billion in immediate cuts and there would be tax increases approximately to the tune of $1 trillion and it would tackle intij entitlement reform. you're saying doesn't it sound like the grand bargain that president obama was pursuing with speak boehner and was a no-go on the impasse on tax increases? exactly right. this is a big plan and there is something in this plan, i think, for everyone to hate. for republicans insisting no tax increases even on the wealthy and for democrats who are very concerned about medicare cuts, even though the program solvency is threatened. >> brianna keilar, we are watching every single second of this debt deal of the negotiations. we will be talking a lot more in the next couple of hours, next couple of days. >>> minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann getting more attention on the campaign trail. another poll showing she is making inroads with gop voters? >> reporter: she sure is what the polls indicate. yesterday s
the arrest of rebekah brooks. she's out on bail right now, but her arrest over the weekend a big surprise. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, she was -- the length that she was detained for was incredible as well. 12 hours she spent -- more than 12 hours in a police station in london answering questions, and she wasle only released around midnight last night local time. so that was a huge development in this. she's out on police bail now, but that doesn't mean she's excused from appearing before a committee of mps tomorrow london time. she's still going to turn up and be careful about what she says, and the politicians are going to have to be careful about what they ask her as well. there could be a trial down the track if she's charged, and therefore they're going to make sure under the rules here that they don't sort of prejudice any forthcoming trial. nevertheless i think she's going to get a pretty tough interrogation at the hands of politicians as will her former bosses rupert and james murdoch who appear now separately from her before the same committee tomorrow afternoon. >> dan, let me as
by suicide. let's talk about this change with chris lawrence. >> reporter: this is a fairly big change. even though, graptnted, only affect a small number of troops who commit suicide. still, ongoing fight in the military and outside the military among families to sort of destigmatize suicide. i think if you listen to the president's statement, that is exactly what this was designed to do. , to sort of, you know, put suicide in a different light. the interesting thing about it was the president had commissioned this review of this policy before making the decision. he said the review was exhaustive, it was tough. which suggests that in some level, there was, you know, some pushback and we look more into that throughout the day to find out exactly maybe where the pushback was and why the folks who didn't want this change, why they felt that way as well. >> as we know, suicide has become a really sad reality within these two wars. chris, thanks. >>> republicans in the nation's first primary state weighing in with their picks with the primary candidates. jim acosta is joining us with a new poll
to an end. it's just a big project, a $1 billion project that wraps up hopefully if things go as scheduled monday morning. right now, what you're looking at are construction crews hard at work behind me. they're demolishing a portion of this bridge. when i say busy, this artery is busy, 500,000 cars pass through it each day. millions hit this freeway each week. it's a big deal. so far we've gotten a really interesting update i'll tell you about in a sec. i saw cnn take the pictures live a short time ago. hopefully you turned it around for us. it was pretty cool stuff. knocking off chunks and chunks of those cement blocks at the top there, really, really hard work, a big, big project to tackle. but it seems that things are ahead of schedule. they're tearing down just a portion of that bridge. the update we have, we checked in with los angeles police as well as california transportation officials, things look really well on the roadways, the surface streets. traffic across the city is still relatively like. they don't know what the rest of the day or the weekend will bring. but if things mov
in a while. simply because his health is so problematic. the reason why this is such a big issue here in egypt, fredricka, is because mubarak is due to stand trial on august 3rd for atrocities allegedly committed during his reign here of almost 30 years in power. and, of course, during the revolution that started on january 25th and that eventually led to him being ousted. so a lot of people are watching very, very closely as to how his health is going. there's been some issues in the past where he felt unwell during interrogations and also apparently his heart stopped a couple of days ago. he had to be resuscitated. this all is very, very big news to egyptians. of course to people around the world. because he's such an important figure, fredricka. >> fred, those legal proceedings are to happen in a matter of weeks. might it be delayed as a result of his health matters? >> reporter: well, that's, of course, the big question. that's, of course, one of the things people who are now protesting here in cairo and the demonstrations have been ramped up over this past week with people refusi
, there's a big red carpet event, organized by the british academy of film and television arts. and that's about promoting young british talent in hollywood to the studio execs, but also expecting some very big a-list names. we're not being given any of those names yet, but everyone's going to show -- lots of a-listers have requested to go there. so i'm sure a lot of those requests have been accepted. i know our own piers morgan is going look. so it's definitely a-list. >> oh, piers is in! can't wait to get the scoop. max foster, thanks so much. and the royal couple's charm offensive is underway in tins ltown. in half an hour, we'll talk to "us weekly" melanie bromley to see how that is working, if it is. >>>and a plan to make traveling into space as routine as boarding an airplane. not just for astronauts, but for everyday people. coming up, the next level for someplace exploration. it's fascinating. >>> also, the nature of suffering economy. we'll look at the latest job numbers and what they mean for candidate s on the presidential campaign trail. and nevada has the highest unemploymen
, reading for the blind, you know, the list kind of goes on. child care being a big one. child care services, you know, a lot of people are saying -- i spoke to a few with women who said, i may have to put all of my work check into child care now because these state services aren't here. people are going to be feeling this. and it's very early -- iyou kno, this happened yesterday. i think we will really feel the impact of how hard a lot of people are going to be hit in a few days, when people really realize, after the holiday weekend, people start to realize, oh, geez, my government's not working, i'm not going to get these services after all. and you also mentioned over 20,000 state employees aren't going to be having -- they don't have a job. friday, they were let go, they were told not to come back indefinitely. they will get their jobs back, but this could last days, weeks, we really have no idea. we spoke to one of these employees who had lost their job yesterday. >> a sad commentary on politics. it's turned into a sport rather than working to solve a problem. >> that's the way a lot of
to the men and women watching us on the armed forces network. a big thank you to you as well. >>> we're just hours before tonight's debt reduction talks at the white house. live pictures there this morning. the ambitious hopes for a large-scale deal have been dashed. the apparent sticking point? taxes, here is how house speaker, john boehner, sees it as democrat and republican leader prepare for tonight's showdown. quote, despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the white house will not pursue debt reductions without tax hikes. i believe the best approach may be to focus on producing smaller cuts, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of the debt limit increase. the white house talking about expectations at those talks. here's what spokesman dan fiver had to say about it. he said we cannot ask the middle class and seniors to bear all the burden of higher costs and budget cuts. we need a balanced approach, he says that asks the very wealthiest and special interests to pay their fair share as well and we believe the american people agree. cnn
. >> it was a pleasure. ♪ >>> good morning. we're at the top of the hour and good morning, new york. a big day for new york in particular. a lot of same-sex couples, this is the day they have been waiting for for years. a new law in effect today that allows same-sex couples to say "i do" on this sunday, july 24th. welcome to cnn sunday morning. i'm t.j. 40e78s. good morning, as always, to our men and women watching us now on the american network. we'll have plenty of coverage throughout the morning on what's happening in new york today. but we need to start with norway. the suspect in those horrific attacks says he did it and he did it all by himself. that's what police say they are hearing from the suspect in the norway massacre. a memorial you're seeing here and hearing is under way for the victims going on in norway. at least 92 people died in two attacks, but there's still some young people missing on utoyi island. the suspect, anders behring breivik is expected to be in court tomorrow for the first time. the attorney says his client described the attacks as horrible, but necessary. he says breivi
to put things in perspective, the federal government's twice as big as it was ten years ago. right now. twice as big. so everybody out there that's having to live within a budget, making the hard choices in our economy today, know that if you've grown something twice in ten years, you obviously can make some significant cuts in it without having any negative effect. >> senator coburn, let's talk about your role in the gang of six. is it correct, i mean, you bolted from the group. it was widely reported a couple of months ago. returned recently when the gang agreed to cut an additional 100-plus billion dollars from entitlement health care programs. and are you rock solid behind this new plan? >> you know, i'm rock solid behind my plan. my plan isn't going to happen. so i'm rock solid behind the plan that gets us on the way and this one does. >> your plan being the $9 trillion? >> yeah. >> the whole thing, it appears to be dependent upon rewriting the tax code. so how do we do that? how do we make all these other changes? how do we avert this, you no kn potential default in 13 days and h
source that this meeting was called over a big impasse between these congressional leaders on these now fresh negotiations between them, don. the impasse is over a part this proposal that we've now learned that house speaker john boehner is pushing, and it has proposed to some members on a conference call earlier today. this proposal would raise the debt ceiling but would also come with $3 trillion to $4 trillion in cuts but would require a two-step process. and that's where the big impasse is according to democratic sources over this two-step process. one source putting it to me pretty clearly, it was rejected in the meeting. this person said neither reed nor pelosi nor the president will agree to any deal that does not increase the debt ceiling, the debt limit through 2012. that seems to be the impasse where they are now. i will tell you one point this a source says that was agreed on in the room is that they want to reach some agreement before asian markets open tomorrow. so they are actively working. if we take anything away from this afternoon, maybe one part of a proposal might be
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